Hospitals, Urgent Care, Ambulances
Eastern State Hospital
Medical Lake, WA 99022
No. of Doctors / Nurses on Staff: 18 / 145This is one of two state-owned psychiatric hospitals for adults in Washington. The hospital provides evaluation and inpatient treatment for individuals with serious or long-term mental illness that have been referred to the hospital through the Regional Support Network (RSN) system or through the criminal justice system. This 287-bed facility serves 21 Eastern Washington counties.
Mann-Grandstaff Veterans Administration Medical Center
MultiCare Deaconess Hospital
(formerly Spokane Veterans Affairs Medical Center) 4815 N. Assembly Street Spokane, WA
(outside Spokane) (800) 325-7940http://www.spokane.va.gov
No. of Doctors / Nurses on Staff: 59 / 219
800 W. 5th AvenueMultiCare Valley Hospital
Spokane, WA 99204
No. of Doctors / Nurses on Staff: 908 / 535
12606 E. MissionProvidence Holy Family Hospital
Spokane Valley, WA 99216
Volunteer Programs: Stephanie Wells, (509) 473-5639
No. of Doctors / Nurses on Staff: 654 / 257
Volunteer Services DepartmentProvidence Sacred Heart Medical Center & Children's Hospital
5633 North Lidgerwood St.
Spokane, WA 99208
(509) 482-2233 - Volunteer Services
No. of Doctors / Nurses on Staff: 1,050 / 390 (Doctors operating at both Sacred Heart and Holy Family. This number includes oral surgeons, dentists, and podiatrists.)
101 W. 8th AvenueSacred Heart Children's Hospital
Spokane, WA 99220
Volunteer Services Department
No. of Doctors / Nurses on Staff: 1,050 / 1,578 (Doctors operating at both Sacred Heart and Holy Family. This number includes oral surgeons, dentists, and podiatrists.)
Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center & Children's Hospital is the second largest hospital in Washington State, with 644 licensed beds. In addition to a 161-bed Children's Hospital—with more than 90 pediatric sub-specialists and a Level IV NICU—the Medical Center features comprehensive cardiac programs, a robotic center for minimally invasive surgery, a certified Stroke Center, inpatient psychiatric care and more. The only Level II Trauma Center in the Inland Northwest, Sacred Heart boasts many services often only found in university settings, including a heart and kidney transplant program, a world-class research department, residency programs and more. Its service area extends to about 1.5 million people, and it is Spokane's largest private employer. http://www.shmc.org
(including an Emergency Room with Pediatric specialists)
101 W. 8th Avenue
Spokane, WA 99220
Shriners Hospital for Children - Spokane
911 W. Fifth AvenueSt. Luke’s Rehabilitation Institute
Spokane, WA 99204
Specialty: orthopedic care, age 0-18)
No. of Doctors / Nurses on Staff: 10/45.
Roughly 145 full-time, and 60 part-time. 10 / 45
No. of Beds: 30, but their typical occupancy rate is 3 to 6 patients. Most children go home at the end of the day.
Region served: Washington, Idaho, Montana, Alaska and Canada
In 2016, Spokane's Shriners Hospital treated more than 10,000 youngsters, regardless of their ability to pay. Patients must first be seen by a doctor or emergency room, where they can then be referred to Shriners.
711 S. Cowley
No. of Doctors / Nurses on Staff: 11 / 70, plus 175 doctors with privileges and 219 therapists on staff
(Source: Journal of Business 2015 Book of Lists; MultiCare Health System)
- Unintentional injury hospitalization rates remained stable in Spokane County from 2009 to 2013. The 2013 Spokane County rate of 872 per 100,000 population was significantly higher than the rate for Washington state (730 per 100,000). Unintentional injury rates increased as age increased. Hospitalization due to an injury from a fall also remained stable from 2009 to 2013. The 2013 Spokane County rate of 394 per 100,000 population was significantly higher than the rate for Washington state (318 per 100,000). The likelihood of a fall injury increased as age increased and was higher among females. (Spokane Counts 2015 report, Spokane Regional Health District)
- Visit friends and family to
extend support and caring. Keep visits brief, and stay positive,
focusing on abilities, not disabilities. Always knock on a patient’s
door, whether the door is open or closed.
- Volunteer to help in a hospital, in a variety of ways.
- Greet visitors in the lobby, answer questions, and give directions.
- Help in the gift shop or snack bar.
- Deliver flowers and mail to patients.
- Use your language skills to interpret for patients who cannot speak English.
- Visit children, read stories, and teach arts and crafts.
- Help with religious services and visit patients.
- Youth can also be junior volunteers at a hospital.
- Child Life Programs. Research nationally has suggested that child life programs have clinical benefits.
- The goal at Children's hospitals in Minneapolis and St. Paul is to help kids forget their pain, and that they are in a hospital at all. It includes a "zone" room at the St. Paul hospital full of games, books and toys, plus a network of therapists and volunteer playmates at both campuses, on the theory that busy children are happier - and perhaps healthier, too. Often it just helps children relax - sometimes, so they can forget their pain for a while.
- Florida doctors reported using less anesthesia on children receiving radiation treatments for cancer, when they had such support.
- California researchers reported in 2017 that children with broken bones were calmer and had lower heart rates during casting procedures, when child life specialists were on hand. (source: "NFL fans flood program with donations," by Jeremy Olson, Minneapolis Star Tribune, Jan. 30, 2018)